Day of Love

FEB. 4—Antioch Baptist Church. 332 Elizabeth St., Sewickley, will host a Day of Love at 11 a.m. This is an event for singles and couples and will include a showing of the movie “Fireproof,” followed by a brief discussion and honoring ceremony. A light lunch will be served. For more information, call 412-741-7688 or visit


FEB. 6—Monumental Baptist Church, 2240 Wylie Ave., Hill District, will host the Educational Justice Works Community Empowerment Training & Certification for local Church Leadership Education Reform Activists from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The theme is “Mandating Academic Excellence.” Educational Justice Works training builds community empowerment around issues affecting schools. Some of topics that will be discussed are: resources to identify and understand the standard academic achievement rates, five education challenges the church must answer, creating action plans to promote and support successful education policies and more. Registration is required. For more information, call Kenn Thomas at 412-250-7474 or email

Revelation Class

FEB. 8—Deliverance Center Original Church of God, 1250 Liverpool St., North Side, will host its Revelation Class. The class will be held every Wednesday through May 9 and is open to the public. For more information, call 412-251-1939.

Absalom Jones


FEB. 11—The Commission on Racism of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh will host its annual Absalom Jones Observance Service from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral, 328 Sixth St., Downtown. Jones was the first African-American to be ordained in the Episcopal Church. The theme is “We are all Brothers and Sisters with One Father.” The guest speaker is Rev. David Hooker of Georgia. There will also be a Myth of Race Video and Panel Discussion, a literary contest, lunch and more. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-721-0853 or visit

History Discussion

FEB. 11—Bethany Baptist Church, 7745 Tioga St., Homewood, will host Tuskegee Airmen by Regis Bobonis from 12-3 p.m. The theme is “Can any good thing come out of Homewood.” Guests will see and hear the stories of some of the bravest African-American heroes from southwestern Pennsylvania. There will be refreshments. For more information, call 412-728-4046.

Jazz café

FEB. 11—Greater Allen AME Church, 3600 California Ave., North Side, will host it’s a Valentine’s Day Jazz Café at 6 p.m. There will be food, fun, love and jazz music featuring Antoinette Manganas, Darnella Wilson, Richard Smith, Katy Cotton and Rodney Williams. For more information, call 412-732-2775.

Messiah in Passover

FEB. 12—Chosen People Ministries will host The Messiah in the Passover at 3 p.m. at Hope Chapel, 1028 Chartiers Ave., Pittsburgh. This is a presentation of how the Jewish Passover and the Crucifixion of Christ are linked. For more information, call 412-682-0243.

Celebration of Love

FEB. 12—The Usher Ministry of Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 6300 East Liberty Blvd., East Liberty, will host its Annual Celebration of Love event at 5 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, Beulah Rd., Churchill. The guest soloist and entertainer will be Lady Deborah Moncrief and Henry Biggs. For more information, call 412-361-7000.

Black History Celebration

FEB. 18—The Anointed Children of God Mime Ministry of Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, will host their 2nd annual Black History Month Celebration at 3 p.m. The theme is “Lift Every Voice & Sing!” It will include praise and worship, dance, miming, local choirs, Black History facts and more. For more information, call Tonya Massie at 412-915-2769.

Black History Program

FEB. 25—Park Place AME Church, 215 E. Tenth Ave., Homestead, will host its 7th Annual Black History Month Celebration Luncheon from 12-2 p.m. at the Second Baptist Fellowship Hall, 612 Coal Rd., West Mifflin. The theme will be “Surviving the Storm.” Honorees will be Shirley Anderson, Evan Baker, Doris Carson Williams, Rod Doss, Bert Ogden, Patricia Pugh Mitchell, Darion Morton and the Hon. William Robinson, the keynote speaker for the event. Tickets are $30 and registration is required. For more information, call 412-466-2011.

Winter gala

FEB. 25—Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District, will host its Harvest Rally Winter Gala Dinner Dance from 6-10 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hilton Monroeville Convention Center Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. The theme is “ Recognizing ‘Committed’ Community Leadership.” There will be dinner, dancing, fellowship and more. For more information, call 412-683-2160.

Black History Project

FEB. 26—The Christian Education Department of Bethany Baptist Church, 7734 Tioga St., Homewood, will host its 2012 Black History Month Project. There will be a Black History essay competition with prizes for all young writers of the community. For more information, call 412-241-0677 or email Nicita Moses at

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